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2012 Presidential Election
9:09 am
Sun January 22, 2012

Herman Cain Beats Rick Perry in South Carolina

Former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain waves at a rally the College of Charleston on January 20, 2012. Comedian Stephen Colbert held the event with Cain, titled "Rock Me Like a Herman Cain South Cain-olina Primary Rally", as part of his pseudo-run for president of "The United States of South Carolina."
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Originally published on Mon January 23, 2012 2:01 pm

Herman Cain suspended his bid for the GOP presidential nominee back in December, but that's not stopping him from picking up votes in South Carolina's primary.

Could his mini surge of one percent of the vote be thanks to a late-breaking endorsement by Comedy Central comedian Stephen Colbert?

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2012 Presidential Election
4:41 pm
Mon December 5, 2011

History With Cain May Pay Off For Gingrich

Herman Cain, who has since suspended his presidential campaign, greets Newt Gingrich upon arriving at CNN's GOP National Security debate in Washington on Nov. 22.
Jim Bourg Reuters /Landov

Originally published on Mon December 5, 2011 6:22 pm

When businessman Herman Cain left the Republican presidential race over the weekend, he said he would endorse one of his former rivals.

One likely recipient of that endorsement: Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. Like Cain before him, Gingrich is trying to establish himself as the conservative alternative to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. And Cain and Gingrich share a long history of mutual admiration.

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Sunday Roundup
9:52 am
Sun December 4, 2011

Sunday Roundup, December 4, 2011

Texas Governor Rick Perry has less than a month to turn around his faltering support base before Iowa Republicans caucus.
Photo by Ben Philpott/KUT News

The 100-plus degree days of just a few months ago seem so far away, now that damp, cool weather have drifted into Central Texas. Temperatures will continue to fall into the 40s today, after a strong cold front swung through the area early this morning. Look out for overnight temperatures in the 30s early in the coming week.

Paul Surges, Perry Stumbles in Iowa Poll

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2012 Presidential Election
1:41 pm
Sat December 3, 2011

Herman Cain Suspends GOP Campaign

Herman Cain, shown campaigning in Ohio, announced Saturday that he will suspend his bid for the Republican Presidential Nomination.
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Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain has suspended his bid for the White House.

NPR quotes the Associated Press as saying Cain was leaving the race, "to avoid continued news coverage of allegations of sexual misconduct that is hurtful to his family.

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2012 Presidential Election
1:09 pm
Fri December 2, 2011

Poll: Iowa's GOP Voters Fleeing Herman Cain; Others Still In His Corner

Originally published on Fri December 2, 2011 10:32 am

Whether Herman Cain is leaning towards staying in or leaving the contest for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, Iowa voters are trying to help him reach a decision by abandoning him.

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10:06 am
Mon November 14, 2011

New Republic: Are The GOP Debates Informative?

Republican presidential candidates businessman Herman Cain, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (R-GA), and Texas Governor Rick Perry acknowledge audience prior to a presidential debate at Wofford College Nov. 12, 2011 in Spartanburg, South Carolina.
Alex Wong Getty Images

Originally published on Mon November 14, 2011 8:20 am

Isaac Chotiner is the executive editor of The Book at TNR.com

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2012 Presidential Election
4:54 pm
Wed November 9, 2011

GOP Michigan Debate: Auto Industry, Herman Cain Likely Topics

Sue McQueen displays her support for GOP presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul outside the debate venue, Rochester, Mich., Nov. 9, 2011.
Scott Olson Getty Images

Originally published on Wed November 9, 2011 4:15 pm

When the Republican presidential candidates meet Wednesday evening in Michigan for their ninth debate (it feels like there've been many more than that) the main topic up for discussion is supposed to be the economy.

But is there anyone who expects that the travails of Herman Cain won't be a subtopic?

The former Godfather Pizza CEO's flat-tax plan encountered severe turbulence at the last debate and it is likely to experience more during the encounter at Oakland University outside Detroit.

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2012 Presidential Election
8:30 pm
Thu November 3, 2011

An Inside Look At The 'Dark Art' Of Politics

Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain wipes his brow during a discussion on health care Wednesday in Washington. The former head of the National Restaurant Association has been under fire in recent days over sexual harassment allegations and his response to them.
Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

Originally published on Thu November 3, 2011 4:13 pm

No one seems to be talking about Herman Cain's 9-9-9 tax plan this week — including Herman Cain. Instead, he's had to deal with allegations that he committed sexual harassment when he was head of the National Restaurant Association.

On Wednesday night, he accused Texas Gov. Rick Perry's presidential campaign of planting the story. Perry's campaign flatly denied it, and Cain has backed off.

Regardless, some political consultants have seen the invisible hand of opposition research during this campaign season — what's known as the "dark art of politics."

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2012 Presidential Election
12:16 pm
Thu November 3, 2011

Is Cain's View That Voters Have No Right To Know Of Harassment Past?

Originally published on Thu November 3, 2011 9:48 am

Herman Cain's campaign spent late Wednesday accusing the rival presidential campaign of Texas Gov. Rick Perry of unleashing the information that he had sexual harassment settlements in his background, an allegation the Texan's campaign has denied.

As Politico reported, Cain called out the Perry campaign directly during a Tea Party event:

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2012 Presidential Election
11:03 am
Fri October 28, 2011

Will Rick Perry Skip Future GOP Debates?

Originally published on Thu October 27, 2011 12:36 pm

Do you feel like there have just been too many presidential debates already? Well, Rick Perry might agree with you.

Ray Sullivan, the Texas Governor's communications director, told CNN's John King this Wednesday night:

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2012 Presidential Election
8:47 am
Mon October 24, 2011

Latino Republicans Find Party A Tough Sell

President Obama, seen here in North Chesterfield, Va., last week, is on a campaign swing through the West this week, making stops in California, Nevada and Colorado — states with significant Hispanic populations.

Jay Paul Getty Images

Originally published on Mon October 24, 2011 6:03 pm

President Obama is on a campaign swing through the West this week, making stops in California, Nevada and Colorado — all states where Hispanic voters will play a pivotal role in next year's election.

Obama has lost popularity with Latinos recently, mostly due to the economy. But Hispanic voters looking for alternatives find problems with the Republican slate as well.

GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain recently said he'd "electrify" the U.S.-Mexico border fence "with a sign on it on the other side that says it can kill you."

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2012 Presidential Election
4:04 pm
Wed October 19, 2011

Rick Perry 'Brothers' Herman Cain And Sets Some Nerves On Edge

Originally published on Wed October 19, 2011 2:58 pm

Texas Gov. Rick Perry likely didn't know when he twice referred to Herman Cain as "brother" during Tuesday night's debate that his attempt at easy camaraderie would set a lot of people's nerves on edge.

But he did.

That's because in the U.S. when a white man calls a black man "brother" and if they are not actually brothers (think adoption), or in a Greek-letter fraternity, or soldiers sharing a fighting position, indeed, if they are strangers or close to it, many a brotherized black man will immediately feel condescended to.

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2012 Presidential Election
4:39 pm
Tue October 18, 2011

GOP Las Vegas Debate Finds Focus On Cain As Romney Cruises

Mitt Romney and Nevada Lt. Gov. Brian Krolicki (r) take photos with supporters as Romney opens his state headquarters in Las Vegas, October 17, 2011.

Ethan Miller Getty Images

Originally published on Tue October 18, 2011 7:09 pm

As Republican presidential candidates gird for their eighth debate, this one in Las Vegas, Nev., Tuesday evening, a central question is: how will the Herman Cain phenomenon shape the event?

With the one-time pizza company CEO near or at the top of the GOP field depending on which poll you consult, he's likely to draw more attention from the other candidates at the debate than was true in any of their previous meetings. The two-hour debate will be carried by CNN at 8 pm ET.

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2012 Presidential Election
11:27 am
Fri October 14, 2011

For Archers, Herman Cain’s 999 Plan Prompts Snickers

Photo by Ben Sutherland: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bensutherland/

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain’s “9-9-9 plan” would reduce corporate and income tax to nine percent, and would introduce a national 9 percent sales tax. People may debate the merits of the plan, but for those who practice archery, it recalls a jocular joke that some may find offensive.

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2012 Presidential Election
6:09 am
Fri October 7, 2011

Can Herman Cain Keep It Going?

Originally published on Thu October 6, 2011 11:01 pm

Businessman and GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain has been taking advantage of his recent rise to fame. Since he won the Florida straw poll late last month, he is everywhere: appearing on Sunday talk shows, promoting his new book and taking every opportunity to try to maintain his momentum.

People like the way he talks. His frank, motivational style has come out in GOP debates and in speeches.

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